Record Store Day Celebration

2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day! A celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities, we’re getting in on the fun with our friends at Busboys & Poets!

Join us as we tap Dogfish Head’s new brew Dragons & YumYums … made in collaboration with The Flaming Lips! We’ll have live entertainment by DJ Sharkey and Alison Carney, as well as a slew of raffle prizes and giveaways, including a limited edition Crosley record player, the 2018 Music to Drink Beer & Make Love To record and a once-in-a-lifetime vinyl by The Flaming Lips titled The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon. It features two songs that were inspired by Dragons & YumYums and is filled with the beer itself!

 

*Exclusive beer-filled record giveaway at this location!

ABV:

6.5

IBU:

25


Release:

April – August


Original Release Date:


Style:

Pale Ale


An explosion of fruit in every sip, Dragons & YumYums is an intensely tropical – yet subtlety bitter – pale ale brewed with a combination of dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU, Dragons & YumYums is a first-of-its-kind beer and vinyl collaboration with American rock icons, The Flaming Lips.

A sensory enveloping experience at the intersection of creative beer paired with creative music, the energy of this union inspired Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne to use ingredients from the beer – dragonfruit and yumberries – as characters in two original songs, The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear … making this the first beer with its own theme song!

With dragonfruit and yumberry as the main elements, Wayne transformed them into storyful lyrics in the song like, “Yum Yum and Dragon went out for a drive, but Yum Yum doesn’t have any eyes….Yum Yum and Dragon, they’re happy they’re friends…”

The psychedelic influence of the label artwork, designed by Marq Spusta as part of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series, was influenced by the legacy of the Flaming Lips and the culinary components in Dragons & YumYums shown through radiating lines, movement of fire, dancing lips, rainbows and bold pink colors.

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